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Yoga holidays in Marrakech

13th February 2013 Print

Relax, enjoy sunshine and warmth - and small classes with expert yoga, fitness and Pilates teachers, plus some
culture in the souks and adventure in the desert - suitable for everyone, from beginner to expert.

Had enough of the cold, damp, depressing weather? Craving a Vitamin D boost with some blue skies and sunshine, but don’t want solely to flop around a pool?

Travel specialist Healthy Options has the answer – with its new series of five-star hotel-based week-long trips to Marrakech in March. Running on four consecutive weeks, and departing on Saturdays (2nd March, 9th March, 16th March and 23rd March) you won’t have to wait long for your healthy dose of sunshine – and, from £875 pp (excluding flights), these seven-night trips, with plenty of extras included, won’t break the bank either.

Three dedicated teachers of yoga, fitness and Pilates will be on hand, offering a range of small group classes (up to five classes from which to choose most days, with fully-trained British professional teachers), plus the option of a free one-hour one-on-one session in a discipline that you’d either like to sample or from which you feel you’d benefit courtesy of a little extra personally-focused attention.

It’s not all about exercise, though – just dip in and dip out, as you wish, on a day-to-day basis. This yoga and cultural adventure, at the 5-star Kenzi Menara Palace hotel, just outside the city, is a short (complimentary) shuttle service hop from the hotel to the vibrant main square of Marrakech. The hotel is set in beautiful landscaped grounds, complete with a gorgeous 50m outdoor pool. Enjoy guided trips into the ancient Medina, traditional Moroccan evening entertainment and trips into the High Atlas mountains and the fringes of the great Sahara desert (with overnight desert stay and yoga under the stars). There’s an excellent spa at the hotel – one free hammam and fully body scrub is included, too.

It’s luxurious, it’s relaxing, it’s healthy, it offers guaranteed sunshine and it combines culture and adventure too. What’s not to like, at prices from £875 pp?*

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Flights are excluded, but transfers to and from the airport are included, and Healthy Options can arrange flights (it is fully ATOL bonded, no. 10042) on request. Those who prefer to book flights independently will find a range of airlines flying to Marrakech –, and (respectively, at the time of writing, £442, £362 and £283 return, including taxes, from London to Marrakech, departing 2nd March and returning 9th March).

Single travellers, friends, couples and groups are all welcome. A bonus for single travellers this March is that single room supplements will be offered by Healthy Options at a 50% discount - just £125 for the week rather than the £245 charge made by the hotel.

Call Healthy Options on 0844 499 4909 to speak to an expert, or visit to download a brochure. Yoga mats and all other equipment required will be provided. It’s simply suggested that you bring warm clothing for the night in the desert and sun hats/sun cream/comfortable walking or running shoes for outings.

*Price of £875 pp is based on two sharing, departing 2nd March for one week, and includes 6 nights’ 5-star accommodation, daily breakfast, dinner each night, one night in the desert, all classes plus the bonus 1:1 one-hour class, hammam and scrub, evening entertainment, guided visits to the souks and trips out into the High Atlas mountains and the desert. Airport transfers also included but flights are excluded.